The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) is responsible for accrediting dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting education programs in Canada.
For the purpose of certification and licensure in Canada, only programs that are accredited by either CDAC or the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) are considered accredited.
In addition, the following general dentistry programs are also considered accredited:
Effective March 30, 2010, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Australian Dental Council (ADC).
Effective December 15, 2011, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ).
Effective December 5, 2012, general dentistry programs accredited by CDAC or the Irish Dental Council.
For more information on any of the following, follow the link to contact the appropriate agency or organization:
- The American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), via the American Dental Association's website at http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
- The Australian Dental Council website at www.adc.org.au.
- The Dental Council of New Zealand website at www.dcnz.org.nz .
- The Irish Dental council website at www.dentalcouncil.ie.
- Certification and licensure for dentistry in Canada, via the Canadian Dental Association's website at www.cda-adc.ca.
- Specific information on certification for dentistry, via the National Dental Examining Board of Canada's website at www.ndeb-bned.ca.
- Specific information on certification for dental hygiene, via the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board's website at www.ndhcb.ca.
- Specific information on certification for dental assisting, via the National Dental Assisting Examining Board's website at www.ndaeb.ca.
- For specific information on licensure, contact the regulatory authority in your province of practice.